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, the dow gained three-quarters of a percent, and so did the nasdaq. the obama administration announced new rules today for contraceptive coverage under the affordable care act. faith-based non-profits, like hospitals and universities, would be allowed to issue health insurance without providing coverage for contraceptives. however, employees and students would be able to obtain a separate policy at no cost to the employer. more than 45 federal lawsuits have been filed challenging the contraceptive coverage requirement, claiming the mandate violates religious beliefs. protesters across egypt defied curfews to chant against the rule of egyptian president mohammed morsi. the protests cap a week of political rioting that left up to 60 people dead. and tonight, some of the protests reached the doorstep of the president in cairo. demonstrators hurled objects, including firebombs, over the wall of the presidential palace. morsi was not inside. opposition parties called the protests in an attempt to win concessions from the president. in pakistan, a suicide bomber attacked a shiite mosque, killing
. i was there in the whiter house briefing room yesterday when president obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary at state from the state department and then later this evening, he is speaking at the house democr
. president obama will talk strategy with senate democrats today, looking to gain support for his ambitious second-term agenda that includes guns, immigration and the looming budget war. the president arrived in maryland in the last hour where he's going to spend the day in annapolis. it's his first chance to speak to senators directly about his proposed quick fix to avoiding the sequester with the acts about to fall in just a matter of weeks. now the sequester, which is a doomsday machine of $1.2 trillion in cuts, the pentagon would take the brunt of that blow with the rest of the pain coming to domestic programs. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction. and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. so let's keep on chipping away at this problem together, as democrats and republicans, to give our workers and our businesses the support that they need to thrive in the weeks and months ahead. >> the president's called for a fix of short-term spending cuts and tax reform hit a brick on capitol hill. politico reporti
a brick on capitol hill. politico reporting that obama's plan dead on arrival, and house speaker john boehner was speaking on capitol hill, right now saying that his party plans to stand with the american people and we want to show you exactly what he had to say about that yesterday. >> on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do that work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> his first answer to everything is new taxes. and when you think about it, what happened in january, he got $600 billion in new revenue, where were the spending cuts? now again he wants to raise taxes. i think it's time for us to cut spending. >> now with 1,379 days gone since the last time congress passed a budget and with the country poised to take a poison pill of cuts, what will it take? >> not passing a budget is shameful. and now you have the president saying well, i'm against the sequester cuts. well okay, great. well what are you going to replace them with? >> the republicans have other ideas. put th
and months ahead. >> the sequester is coming. can president obama get congress to act in time? good morning, i'm bill karins. this is "way too early," the show that feels better after running straight to wikipedia. sequestration, the legal procedure which automatic spending cuts are triggered. now i get it. thanks for being up with us on this wednesday, february 6th. we have a lot to cover including a dire warning from the congressional budget office on the long term fiscal health and one that couldn't have come at a worst time for the president. marco rubio weighed on the age-old debate, tupac or biggy? first, let's ge to the news in new york city. we begin with the white house position on the u.s. government's drone campaign. a justice department memo obtained by nbc news revealed new details in how the attacks are justified despite drawing criticism from civil liberties groups, top administrative officials insist it is consistent with the constitution. >> we conduct those strikes because they're necessary to mitigate on going actual threats to stop plots, prevent future attacks and, agai
is considered the architect of the obama administration's drone campaign. "the washington post" reveals that the u.s. has been operating the secret drone base for the last two years. brennan played a key role in negotiating the base with the saudi kingdom. meanwhile, charlottesville, virginia, has become the first city in the country to pass a resolution restricting use of drones by law enforcement. >>> president obama's asking law makers to take quick action as a march for a deadline approaches that will trigger deep spending cuts signalling that more time is negotiated a broader deal. he urged lawmakers to delay the sequester. but coming up with a limited package of spending cuts and tax reforms. nearly $1 trillion of domestic and defense spending hanging in the balance, the president said the impact is already being felt. >> we've also seen the effects of political dysfunction can have on our economic progress. the drawn out process for resolving the fiscal cliff hurt consumer confidence. the threat of massive automatic cuts have already strt r staart affect business decisions. so wh
. >> the obama administration announcing big changes for the birth control coverage for employees of some religious organizations. >> we need to provide preventative services, access to preventative services for all women and that includes contraception and we also needed to respect religious beliefs. >> it would appear to be a dramatic post election reversal by the obama administration on an issue that marked a flash point in the early electoral cycle last year which by most accounts helped the campaign galvanize voters. >> january of 2009. 8.5 million americans have left the labor force. this administration is shrinking the private sector. >> when you look at that number it as pretty low number when you consider $4 trillion. >> oh, yeah. >> the economy to try to get the jobs market going. also when you think about the fact that the jobs council after having a few meetings they decided they didn't need that any more. >> he didn't use them anyway. >> a lot of breaking news this morning on a friday. another u.s. embassy s under attack. this time in turkey. record reports of a homicide bomb
and blocked president obama as a president. i feel like a democratic president should be able to put into the cabinet who he wants to put in that position. the simple fact is, he is the president. why should a democratic president allow people like lindsey gramm, john mccain, who ran for president -- the federalist papers speaks directly about the filibuster. hamilton's book about this. when a small minority is able to -- is able to stop the progress of the american people, please put somebody in have of them speak on the filibuster. pull some -- put somebody in and have them speak on the filibuster. host: here are some quotes about the luster -- the filibuster. an independent culpa --call from michigan. caller: there are more important issues. i think this is a slap to our presidency and an insult. host: on twitter -- being park, illinois, chris and the republican line. caller: if you look closely at what republicans are objecting to, it is one or two things. especially because mr. hagel is a republican, he looks alarmed getting attacked on those accounts. if he has an honest disagr
world and the real-estate world. people are still walking away from loans. mr. obama who you had on a moment ago, he gave cover for the gaping holes in the banking system. every 40 or 50 years, real- estate does this. it creates problems and is a drag. i hope that somehow we are able to get through this. thankfully, the best technological invention ever made is the mute button. you use it when the president comes on tv. it is so nice. host: a couple of stories from "arizona republic." talking about remaining allusive, according to the headline, "the president's allies in the peace process gained traction." host: this follows up in today's "the washington post," in the world section. "without some kind of initiative under way, the administration fears that the united states will be accused of abandoning the region." host: patricia, st. paul, the soda. -- minnesota. you are on. caller: on for what? host: your retirement plans and if they have been delayed by the financial crisis. caller: financial plans, depending on yourself, have a lot to do with whether you can retire or not. so
wrote to president obama asking for the underlining memos that the administration still has approdeclined to provide to congress. 11 senators signed that. a total of eight democrats and three republicans. democrat ron wyden was leading the charge on a letter. the chairman of the senate judiciary committee patrick leahy was on the letter on the democratic side. on the republican side, a motley crew of senators. you had mike lee of utah, grassley of iowa, susan collins of maine. that sort of indication of where you get concerned about the drone issue on the hill. you see a smattering of liberal democrats concerned in the house and a small handful of libertarian-leaning republicans that have expressed concerns on this issue. host: these underlying memos that the members of congress want, do they have to do with just drone strikes in general, drone strikes that have occurred against other alleged al qaeda operatives? guest: they may not happen to withdraw on strikes in general. they might have to do with drone strikes in specific. one of the issues that came up here is our anwar
is taking on president obama. world renowned neurosurgeon dr. ben carson speaks out against the president's policies, with the president just a few feet away. adam may has a look at the enormous impact of the speech. >> reporter: hi, kai. just got off the phone a couple of seconds ago with dr. ben carson. he said he is very surprised by all the attention his speech is getting, conservatives like rush limbaugh, sean hannity, lining up behind him. >> dr. ben carson, highly critical of president obama's healthcare and economic policies during the national prayer breakfast. >> moral decay. fiscal irresponsibility. they destroy themselves. and if you don't think that can happen to america, you get out your books, and you start reading. >> reporter: the speech, cheered by conservative pundits. >> r. >> amazing speech. move over, president obama. the doctor is in the house. gize. >> a wall street journal journal editorial each calls for him to run for president. >> what do you think of the attention he's getting on this issue? >> running f
and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat senator bob menendez patronized prostitutes while in the dominican republic. "the post" cites sources familiar with the investigation says new evidence has been found to support the claims so far. >>> and president obama in his weekly address today told the american public that cuts in federal programs will hurt the middle class. >> i disagree with republicans who think we should do that by making even bigger cuts to things like education and job training, or medicare, and social security benefits. that would force our senior citizens and working families to bear the burden of deficit reduction while the wealt
, president obama is also signaling he is prepared to go it alone. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the white house says it's a backup plan but news of presidential version of immigration reform caught many on capitol hill by surprise. even one of the president's own confy dammits admits it was a mistake -- confydants admits it was a mistake to go public. ed henry has the top story. >> it was only three weeks ago president obama was in las vegas suggesting he hold back on submitting his own immigration plan to give bipartisan talks a chance to succeed. >> if congress is unable to move forward in a timely fashion, i will send up a bill based op my proposal. and insist they vote on it right away. >> that promise to wait until congress goes first is shattered with the republicans furious over a leaked draft over a white house plan on immigration in "usa today." >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result? or does he want another to beat up republicans
? as a new leader takes over at the state department today, president obama is in minnesota at this hour trying to build pressure on congress to support his gun proposals. will he be able to overcome deep-rooted opposition? joining us for our daily fix, chuck todd, msnbc news chief, political director, and host of "the daily rundown" and "new york times" chief washington correspondent david sang ar. first to you, chuck, on guns. the president in minnesota. the white house making a very big push. the question as to why they had to react to the conspiracy they'rists who questioned his -- the white house comment about his skeet shooting at camp david zoosh well, they've always been what i would call overly reactive to they call it the beast, feeding the beast, and they mean sort of social media, the sort of advocacy media, when it's talk radio, whatever you want to call it, and this was just mother one of those instances where they felt that they saw a couple of articles that they thought were getting traction, and they thought, well, let's put out this photo, but, of course, even as david
, president obama will prevent the 2012 presidential citizens metal to the six teachers and school administrators as they tried to protect students at the sandy hook elementary school. they will receive the awards posthumously at the white house. obama will present relatives with the medal which goes to the citizens of the united states of america who have performed exemplary deeds for the country and for their fellow citizens. >>> two people were pulled from a frozen pond in new york's central park. take a look at the cell phone video posted on youtube of the rescue. witnesses say the two tourists woke out on the ice and it broke beneath their weight. one man was able to get out of the pond on his own, but the other couldn't. witnesses say he was in the water for about 15 minutes but was helped to get out and he got out safely. >> when he first fell in, he was scrambling, trying to come out and i didn't think he was going to make it because he just stopped moving. >> come on, buddy. >> rescue crews had to bring in a ring to the man in the water. the police officers then went in t
this mess. even president obama, who spent this weekend working on his golf swing with tiger woods, he even managed the next around today. he is on his way home with no solution. remember, the sequester was his idea. the effects on the economy is clear. the economic recovery is being held back by washington. goldman sachs chief u.s. economist out with a new report, saying that the onomy will ntinue to go well below its potential. most consumers obably weren't aware of the hit to their disposable income until they receive their mid-january paycheck. one republican pollster in a new report rights that we have entered a new phase for the dysfunction and paralysis in washington is having a significant impact on how consumers feel about the overall state of the economy and their personal financial situation. the drop in consumer confidence, he says, is directly related to a lack of competence in our current political leaders. consumer confidence has taken a hit, a big one since post-world war ii history. already there is evidence of a slowdown in consumer spending. reports that wal-mart had its
. they took him into custody. >>> the president sat down with scott kelley before the super bowl today. obama applauded the steps the nfl is taking to make the game safer. >> i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline. pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game's probably going to evolve a little bit. >> he discussed a number of issues today and also spoke about the boy scouts and that he believes they should allow gays to be members. he said the scouts promote young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities and that everyone who wants to should have the opportunity to be a part of that organization. >>> officials at the boy scouts announced last week they are considering changing their long-standing ban on gays to a policy to let troops make their own decisions on the issue. gay rights activists praised last week's announcement while some c
on what investigators think went wrong in a live report. martha: president obama in his super bowl interview. he dropped a bit of news. he is pushing once again for increased revenues. there is only one way to get those these days when you have got an economy that's not growing. former president wash adviser karl rove is here with us next. gregg: a little boy in alabama still being held hostage. this is the 7th day as new details emerge about this suspect. >> we can't physically do anything. all we can do is meet up and pray. >> he's coming out. we don't know when and we won't know why probably. when vegetabls reach the peak of perfection. the vegetables do. at green giant, we pk vegetables only when they're perfect. then freeze them fast so they're are as nutritious as fresh. [ green giant ] ho ho ho. ♪ green giant but they have to use special care in keeping the denture clean. dentures are very different to real teeth. they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can multiply. polident is designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formul
to reach her. brian, over to you. >>brian: president obama has never been to israel and blew up a recent face-to-face with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. so why is he now going to visit israel on march 20? jeremiah, why now? >> the invitation was extended by president perez of israel and the prime minister asked president obama to attend during a recent phone call. so it's going to be very, very interesting. there's an awful lot of issues at play here come spring. >>brian: most people think he's going to look to jump-start talks with the palestinian authority. you think differently. you think this is going to be about iran, don't you? >> absolutely. a recent estimate came out by probably the leading national security think tank in israel that said come july of this coming summer, iran will have the capability, they would have passed that red line to build a nuclear weapon. so you can imagine sitting in that room and perhaps -- perhaps -- the prime minister of israel begins briefing the president on their plans to bomb iran, and the response from president obama would be quite interes
.com/gas for a map of the lowest prices in the bay area. >>> president obama is asking congress to head off automatic spending cuts that kick in march 1. he says they could hurt the economy. and the president is proposing a smaller budget deal now and a bigger one later. cbs reporter danielle nottingham explains. >> reporter: president obama is calling on congress to stop massive automatic across-the- board spending cuts with a short-term fix. >> our economy right now is headed in the right direction, and it will stay that way as long as there aren't any more self-inflicted wounds coming out of washington. >> reporter: last year congress and the president signed off on the automatic cuts to force themselves to deal with the nation's skyrocketing debt. the original deadline was january 1st. and when they couldn't reach a larger budget deal then, they postponed it to march 1st. the white house wants another short-term fix to head off a hit to the fragile economy and give lawmakers more time to work out a 10-year plan. >> we should give them the chance to co
. the latest as jodi arias takes the agenda. she could face a withering cross-examination. >>> president obama plans a trip to israel. what it could mean for his dicey relationship with benjamin netanyahu and our role in this volatile region. >>> how being facebook friends with someone could mean a big change in the courtroom. it is all "happening now." jenna: i don't think we're facebook friends, are we. jon: i don't think so. jenna: is that okay for our relationship? jon: that's a good thing. jenna: i think might be a good thing. jon: there is a cloud of controversy though hanging over the president's choice to lead the cia good wednesday morning to, to you, i'm jon scott. this is my nonfacebook friend. jenna: we're all friends. this is on a bigger level. i'm jenna lee. we're glad to have you as we look at this big story. john brennan gears up for his confirmation hearings tomorrow and he could face resistance from republicans democrats and some of the president's really usual supporters. it will come on a number of issues. all of this questioning, potential controversy from the program that
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said. senior obama administration official told us chuck hagel's testimony was not perfect he had a long day as he tried to explain away past public positions about important issues like iran and israel. >> give me an example where we have been intimidated the jewish lobby to do something dumb in the mideast or anywhere else. >> do you agree you shouldn't have said something like that? >> yes, i do. i have already said that. >> if he is confirmed he would be the first vietnam veteran to ever serve as secretary of defense. some of his supporters yesterday tried to highlight his service while comparing him to another senator who had a much smoother confirmation hearing last week. >> john kerry, chuck hagel with are a band of brothers out of vietnam with that special bond. i am sure you will utilize that and remember and make those two departments perform their function best serve the president and best serve the country. >> a senior obama administration tells us they think senator hagel tried hard to answer the questions in good faith but they were shocked and disappointed there wer
. obama thinks because his son should not play football because it is dangerous. sending females into front-line combat units -- that is not too dangerous. in the twisted liberal mind, we have to get women -- we have to get a couple of players to admit they are homosexuals. then it will become a cause -- host: thank you for the call. a front page under the fold, a picture getting a lot of attention. this photograph, an executive order pulled to document the president's skeet shooting. we will talk more about this and a couple of minutes. naperville, ill., good morning on the republican line. caller: yes. i think the officials should take some responsibility as far as blowing the whistle sooner. umpires should take more responsibility. host: to life for the call. from "the new york daily news," "bam." a picture snapped last august, it shows his mastery of shotgun while skeet shooting. the white house released the photograph saturday, possibly to muzzle critics suggested obama was posturing when he talked about shooting in an interview with "the new republic magazine." this is how
responses. the obama administration is under fire for its controversial drone program. now the white house is defending its right to target americans without due process. we wanted to know do you think that anything is okay in protecting our homeland or is it over the line. kathy from arkansas said i want our homeland protected at any cost. i'm terrified terrorists will attack the country. david from south carolina said we're becoming too dependent on technology to fight terrorism. we need an influx of human intelligence. >> thanks everyone who responded. we appreciate it. have a great day. "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. i'm gretchen carlson. it's wednesday, february 6, 2013. thanks for sharing your time today. what a difference four years make. democrats now say it is their right to kill americans as they see fit, the same party who said it was wrong for george bush to torture terrorists. is there hypocrisy? >>steve: come get your gun insurance. good idea? what do you think? we're going to report and you decide. >>brian: a good lesson for anyone. why it is nev
'm tempted to describe president obama's spending and tax ideas as small ball, but they're worse than that. they represent a conscious decision to neglect some of the most pressing issues that confront our country. you might even say it's a dereliction of duty in the battle to save america. last week, the congressional budget office projected that our gross national debt will increase from $16 trillion in 2012 to $26 trillion in 2023. now, that may seem like a long way off, but just since president obama has been president, the national debt's gone up by 55%, just in the last four years. but if you project that forward to 2023 when some of these young men and women who are working here as pages will be looking at entering the work force and looking at their futures, all they will see ahead of them is debt and a reduced standard of living. this is what lies ahead for all of us unless we embrace real spending cuts and unless we deal with the unfunded liabilities of medicare and social security. now, president obama has a secret strategy for getting our debt under control, we'd all love to he
and spending for a few months. president obama said he will sign that bill into law. >>> now to a consumer alert for parents about a big recall of children's cough and cold medicines. the makers of triaminic and theraflu warning, they're recalling 2 million packages of medicine. tamper resistant caps may be faulty posing risk of poisoning and follows a dozen consumer complaints. >>> history of priest abuse allegations made public following a court order against the l.a. catholic arch diocese. 30,000 pages of files surrendered. none of the name of the leaders will be blacked out in the documents. the arch diocese agreed to release paperwork which includes personnel files of 89 priests accused of sexually abusing children. the files include the names of anyone involved in possible cover-ups. >> they knew very well. now nobody can say we don't believe you. >> this proves, this really happened. on this scale. it was that bad. and now -- these are their records. >> the church has three weeks to release the documents. the order is the final part of a $6640 million settlement involving hundred of
forceful warning to date that lawmakers may stall or even block mr. obama's nominee to run the cia. white house counter terrorism advisor john brennan unless the senators get good cooperation from the administration like providing the secret legal memos, quote: congress and the public can decide whether the president's power to deliberately kill american citizens is subject to appropriate limitations and safeguards. republican senator susan collins who signed a letter telling fox late today the refusal to release the secret memos is hypocritical. >> obama administration that released all of these opinions from the office of legal counsel about the bush administration's treatment of detainees. so, why the different standards? >> brennan is expected to be pressed thursday not only on the targeted killing program but the cia interrogation program. critics call torture and whether he was or knows the source of these national security leaks to the media shep. >> shepard: you mentioned critics, catherine, many of them are saying the president isn't really living up to his own promises. >> they
americans and big corporations? >> president obama was not the only one focusing on the sequester today. >> 3 county leaders from maryland met this morning to figure out what to do should the cuts go into effect. jummy olabanji joins us now. a lot of concern that the deadlines are coming quickly. >> absolutely. officials from montgomery prince george's, and howard county is in maryland say the time for congress to act is right now. they say on march 1 they will be hit with a financial storm like to know whether, if not. >> we don't need to wait to see this to start responding because of the potential that we see. this challenge israel right now. >> elected officials in maryland are not waiting for the other shoe to drop while their constituents livelihoods are at stake. >> these are actual folks who not able to pay their mortgage or teachers who will not get grants of housing vouchers. >> sequestration could mean big problems for the free state. marilyn as 130,000 federal workers whose salaries could be cut 20% due to furloughs. the impact will also be felt by several thousand maryland
. and this afternoon we are honored to host hillary rodham clinton. during her last 24 hours as president obama's first president obama's first secretary of state and immediately afterwards and told she might be expected to party like it's cartagena all over again. [laughter] we did a research and this is the eighth time that hillary clinton has spoken at the council and her third appearance in and her current incarnation as secretary of state. this afternoon speech is probably the most anticipated one she has given here and indeed it may be the most anticipated farewell address since 1796. [laughter] i suspect though that her views on untangling alliances might be somewhat different than george washington's. much has been made of the mile she has put in as the country's 67 secretary of state. you've seen the using the statistics. she has visited 112 countries and locked -- miles of flight time. more important than that madam secretary is what you have put into these miles and your 10 years coincide with what the most consequential events and decisions of this young century the balancing american for
to introduce the one and only, leesa ferguson. >> good morning, everyone. president obama is handing 12 researchers a national medal of science today and 11 will receive the national medal of technology and innovation. these are the highest honor for the government for scientists engineers and inventors. al first stop on a 5 day trip to germany, frannies and united kingdom to talk about range of global issues. meeting with angela merkel and on saturday, biden will join other senior officials from russia and the united nations to meet with the syrian opposition to discuss that country. earlier today, first day out of office for secretary of state hillary clinton. she has extraordinary approval ratings according to the washington post-abc news poll, american people approve but congress has a 19% approval rating. she has visited 112 countries, spent 401 days on the road and met with 1700 world leaders. if that weren't enough she's already got a word in for 2016. no word on whether she will actually run. more bill press up next. stay with us. converstion st
environmental issues among our top priorities. as president obama stressed in his state of the union address earlier this week, there is an undeniable trend of warmer climates and a rise in the frequency of natural disasters which cause devastation across this nation. we are headed in the wrong direction, and we need serious action to protect our planet. we can fight global warming while still growing our economy. we can do it by investing in clean renewable resources like wind and solar with equipment produced right here in the united states of america. by dealing seriously with environmental issues, we can boost our economy, decrease our reliance on foreign oil and leave a better world for our children. these should be our top priorities as members of congress, as citizens and as parents and it is time these issues receive the attention that they deserve. i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> mr. speaker, i rise to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle
michelle obama is attending a fouuneral service for a 15-year-old girl, gunned down by gang related, and she walked her mother to the open casket. she was killed a few days after performing at an event during president obama's inauguration. the manhunt for an ex-cop turned triple murder suspect intensifying at this hour, more than 100 police officers standing out in california's snowy san bernardino mountains, searching for chris dorner, a former police officer and navy veteran accused of killing a couple and am burbushing an officer on thursday. now back to cavuto. >> you mess with the bull you get the horns. the justice department going off credit rating agency s & p accusing them misleading in the financial crisis. and the same agency downgradi downgrading us and sending the markets in a tailspin. and wondering why other agencies aren't charged. a little peculiar. >> and as someone who covers the financial crisis i have no sympathy for standard & poor's, these were some of the lucrative deals and complex housing bonds and vying for the bonds and they were involved in the deals an
for an hour and will meet with president obama and the white house tomorrow her last day of secretary. her successors and it should john kerry opie at the state department monday for a welcoming ceremony. [applause] >> please take your seats. good afternoon and on behalf of bob rubin, carla hills who is with us today and the entire board of directors and the members i want to welcome you to the council on foreign relations. i'm richard haas president of the cfr. for those of you who don't know who we are we are an independent nonpartisan membership organization of think-tank and a publisher and we are dedicated to improving the understanding of the world of the foreign policy choices facing this country. today we are continuing what we have come to call secretary of state we cure the council. on tuesday night we were fortunate to hear from george shultz, who served as secretary of state for some six and a half years under president ronald reagan. and this afternoon we are honored to host hillary rodham clinton. during her last 24 hours as president obama's for secretary of state, immediate
their opinion on red meat. >> of course. >> republicans say this guy is further left than president obama. republicans are skittish about his nomination. >> people are saying though his performance, well he was really under fire. so i think anyone in that hot seat may not do his or her best they're saying he likely will be confirmed i suspect. >> it is going to be a bumpy ride. in related news, secretary of state hillary clinton leaving office officially today after sounding a warning about civil war in syria. at a sort of exit interview, clinton accused iran of playing an increasingly prominent role directing violence in syria and says that only raises chances of a wider conflict in the middle east. clinton criticized russia for blocking sanctions against syria at the u.n. clinton's successor, john kerry finish his last day as senator with a farewell tour of native massachusetts. he said america's string ength overseas depend on working in a bipartisan way here at home. kerry is sworn in today as the nation's 68th secretary of state. >>> no end in sight to the tense hostage standoff invo
one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. janet napolitano. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: immigration reform would allow estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderapolis in the mid '90s. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threaten iing our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for extended background checks, reinstating the assault weapons ban remains the most controversial effort. president obama is ignoring the nation's economic challenges, critics say. >> our economy could use some presidential leadership right now. >>
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